Friday, 25 January 2013

PaperArtsy Challenge - Linda Cain (2)

I'm getting another card done this week! I chose the second of Linda Cain's projects to work from (see here) - a Valentines card
I was a bit heavy handed with the Claret and Baltic Blue, and no amount of Nougat seemed to make any better.
I think my background is more "Chainsaw massacre" and less Valentines... 
Still, Dave likes it (and as he's probably getting the card, that's okay).
I stamped the house from Squiggly Ink Bricks & Mortar 1 onto white card,  then painted it with Claret and Baltic Blue (using a black marker pen to redraw the bricks on the roof), and cut out the square in the middle, so you can see my background through it.
I also stamped the heart from Squiggly Ink Love & Kisses 1, painted it and cut it out. The words are from the same set (Love you more stamp), I just masked out the words and stamped what I wanted.
The hearts down the sides are a stamp in my collection (not sure who by), that I stamped with a bit of nougat paint.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

PaperArtsy challenge - Linda Cain

More from the PaperArtsy challange
I'm a bit behind this week, uber-talented Linda Cain has posted 3 wonderful creations already, and I am still on number 1...
I must say, I am loving creating the paint backgrounds with Fresco Finish paints - they are so much fun to work with.
Linda's idea of spritzing with water to apply in a more washed out way was great - I will be using that a lot more. I also used the same colours as she did, as they are not colours I would normally put together. It worked so well!
My background stamps arrived from Leandra today (great timing) - Ink & the Dig Mini's 22 and 44
I went for a steampunk theme again, using the same sheet as last week, Hot Pick 1110.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

PaperArtsy Challenge Week 2

Over at PaperArtsy they have some amazing Guest Designers showing ideas and techniques. Anyone joining in has a chance of winning some (gorgeous) PaperArtsy stamps.
I didn't get around to it last week, but I am right here ready for this!
Guest Designer Helen Chilton has been creating some fab projects using Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels. I have a set already (phew) and they are such great fun to work with.
So here is my card: the background is the Pastels (smudged with a finger), then the "sun rays" are created with the Mini Harlequin stencil and Fresco Acrylic Paints (which I am so in love with), Claret and Haystack, using the "bump" technique (see Leandra's video here).
Some background stamping with Distress and Adirondack inks, and the main stamps are from Hot Pick 1110.